From BR Bullpen
Buford Billy Champion, Jr.
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 180 lb.
- High School Shelby (NC) High School
- Debut June 4, 1969
- Final Game June 5, 1976
- Born September 18, 1947 in Shelby, NC USA
- Died January 7, 2017 in Shelby, NC USA
 Biographical Information
Bill Champion was a swingman with the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers in the 1970s. He started 102 of his 202 pitching appearances and had a 34-50 lifetime record. His best season came with the Brewers in 1974, when he was 11-4, 3.62 in 31 games, with a career-high 161 2/3 innings pitched. He wasn't much of a strikeout artist, however. In his career, he only struck 6 more batters than he walked - 360 to 354.
- 2002 Pitching coach Greenville Braves
- 2003 Pitching coach High Desert Mavericks (until July 1)
- 2010 Pitching coach Uni-President Lions